Nearly Four out of Five Americans Worry About Sky-High Home Energy Bills: Poll

Couple paying bills
by Kevin Killough


More than 78 percent of U.S. adults say they are concerned about the energy bills, according to a recent CNET Money survey.

The survey also found that 32 percent of the respondents say they are using credit cards, payment plans and loans to make ends meet. About a third of the respondents said they are concerned about the cost of energy-efficiency projects, such as upgrades to their HVAC system or installing solar panels, and 70 percent were taking steps to become more energy efficient.

The portion of adults concerned about energy bills was mostly consistent across regions of the United States.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of energy services was up 4.3 percent in June over the previous 12 months. Electricity costs were up 4.4 percent and utility gas service was up 3.7 percent.

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Kevin Killough is a reporter at Just the News.
Photo “Couple Discussing Bills” by Mikhail Nilov.



Reprinted with permission from Just the News.

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